Marque Bretagne

Pointe du Raz and Southern Finistère

Discover Brittany's Cornouaille on the La Littorale coastal cycle path


The fishing ports of Douarnenez, Audierne and Guilvinec
Locronan, one of the most beautiful villages in Brittany
The Baie des Trépassés and its sunsets
La Pointe du Raz, the world's end
The city of Art and History of Quimper renowned for its pottery
Brittany's gastronomy

The story behind the trip

Reaching the world’s end Penn Ar Bed in Breton, is always a moving experience. Even more the first time. It has a greater appeal when we reach it by bike or on foot. And always with as much pleasure after numerous crossings of Brittany’s Cornouaille to the Pointe du Raz. The bay of Douarnenez and the Pays Bigouden are part of our personal favorites in Brittany, bringing together all the qualities, delicacies and charms of this great region turned towards the sea. Cornouaille offers a fully immersive, inspiring stay, from which the strength of the elements it emits leaves no one indifferent. We have built this trip for those who are discovering Brittany for the first time and for those who have become fans in the region. Degemer mat! – Welcome in Breton.

Cornouaille by bike: from Quimper and the Douarnenez Bay to Bigouden

Pedal to the world's end to discover southern Finistère. On a long loop starting from Quimper, you discover Cornouaille and its serrated coastline of rocky points, peppered with picturesque fishing villages. From Pointe du Raz to the Penmarc'h lighthouse you follow the famous Route du Vent Solaire and take the La Littorale route, a Breton cycle route.

This circuit between land and sea offers travelers the opportunity to discover the ingredients that make the beauty and authenticity of this world’s end with a distinct identity and spectacular landscapes where the character of men seems to be forged.

Quimper is the historic capital of Cornouaille. Logically, it is the point of departure and arrival of the stay. Thanks to its well-preserved medieval center and the charm of the banks of the Odet, it is one of the most beautiful towns in Brittany. Built in the “Vieux Quimper”, the Saint-Corentin cathedral is the emblematic monument of the city. Classified as a Small Town of Character, Locronan is another highlight of the stay. On foot or by bike, take the time to wander through the maze of cobbled streets and small squares and between the granite buildings that make up its picturesque village center.

From the fishing port of Douarnenez to that of Audierne, the rocky coast is chiseled and jagged by the waves and storms that have always been crashing there. For the bicycle traveler, this is a treat. A host of breathtaking panoramas dot the wild and raw coastline of Cap Sizun. The most famous is that of Pointe du Raz. From the rocky promontory which you reach by foot, the iconic La Vieille lighthouse greets you from a sea sequined with foam, as beautiful as it is dangerous. If there’s no “bad weather”, the sea bass fishermen will perform a dance on the waves of the Raz de Sein, this passage of the Iroise Sea between Pointe du Raz and Île de Sein.

The ports find shelter in the coves and bays. Although in decline, fishing remains a pillar of the economy on the Cornouaille coast. The ports of Douarnenez, Audierne and especially of Guilvinec are the most dynamic in southern Finistère. In the first city, at 4 p.m., witness the daily performance of the fishermen’s return on their colorful boats.

Drawn largely from the sea, Brittany’s gastronomy treats visitors with local products with an iodized scent. Fresh fish and seafood garnish the plates during your gourmet stops. In the markets, bars, mackerel, spider crabs and sea urchins color the stalls and fill your bags. However, the Breton terroir is not limited to seafood. Unmissable, Breton sweet and savory crêpes and Kouing Amann are to be tasted. After the day’s effort, Breton cuisine satisfies all cravings.

From Pointe du Raz, the Véloroute la Littorale coastal cycling path is the winding route which oscillates between land and sea on small typical Brittany roads. This great Breton cycle route has been completed for a few years in the Bigouden country for our greatest pleasure. It follows the tourist route called the Route du Vent Solaire, the signs of which you can follow as far as the large lighthouse at Pointe de Penmarc’h.

On a large loop starting from Quimper, this cycling trip offers you a complete discovery of Brittany’s Cornouaille, the southern part of Finistère.

Itinéraire La Pointe du Raz et le Finistère Sud
Niveau LeisureLeisure or Niveau FitFit
Day 1


Your adventure begins in Quimper. We meet there to prepare your departure. Free evening. Take the opportunity to explore the narrow streets of its historic heart with elegant half-timbered houses. Let yourself be tempted by a Breton cake, accompanied by a bowl of cider, ideal to get in the mood for your trip in Brittany.

Meeting with our local guide

Before your first ride, we invite you to meet one of our guides, at your place of departure. A time of exchange, a privileged moment to give you our last practical tips, must-see places and experiences, to answer all your questions, take care of your bike fitting to begin your trip.

Day 2

From QUIMPER to DOUARNENEZ 37km 286m Niveau Loisir

You leave Quimper by a bicycle path converted from an old railway line towards Douarnenez. In Locronan, you stop in one of the most beautiful villages in France. Established on a hill, this charming small town reveals a picturesque old center made up of stone houses and a maze of squares and cobbled streets. Douarnenez is not very far. Anchored at the end of the bay of the same name, the port of Douarnenez welcomes you for the evening and the night.

Day 3

From DOUARNENEZ to PLOGOFF 40km 248m Niveau Loisir

You cross the port of Douarnenez then ride along the bay to the Pointe du Van and discover the Baie des Trépassés. A world’s end atmosphere awaits you as well as one of the most beautiful sunsets of Brittany.

Day 4

From PLOGOFF to POULDREUZIC 40km 334m Niveau Loisir

After a few kilometers, you lock the bikes to walk the path that leads to the tip of the Raz. Nice walk at the world’s end! Then back to the bikes and along the bay of Audierne, you reach the port of the same name. You ride on the route called “The Solar Wind Route”.

Day 5


The Solar Wind route continues and leads you to the tip of the Torch, which surfers know well. Then, on arrival at Penmarc’h, you will discover the Eckmul lighthouse. At 4 p.m., be on the port of Guilvinec where many locals and tourists will have already hurried to enjoy the return of the fishermen to the port, a beautiful colorful and authentic animation. Few kilometers left to reach Plobannalec-Lesconil.

Day 6

From PLOBANNALEC-LESCONIL to QUIMPER 40km 202m Niveau Loisir

You reach the seaside and Loctudy before crossing the beautiful city of Pont-L’Abbé, ranked among the small cities of character. By a pleasant greenway along the old railway line, you go up to Quimper. The capital of the French Cornouaille offers you a beautiful cultural stop. The architecture, the pedestrian streets and half-timbered houses are remarkable. Do not leave without visiting the cathedral!

  • For a few more km 56km 290m Niveau Forme

    After Pont-l’Abbé you reach one of the smallest and most beautiful ports in the region: Sainte-Marine. Placed on the cliffs of the Odet, river that flows here into the Atlantic Ocean, the houses and the mood are cozy. The charm works! You leave this port on a boat that allows you to cross the Odet and reach Benodet before going back to Quimper.

    Practical information about the Odet launches:
    Opening hours
    08/04 > 07/07 & 02/09 > 29/09 : 10h00 – 18h30
    08/07 > 01/09 : 9h30 – 20h00
    Adult + bike : €4
    Child (-12 years old) + bike : €3
    Tickets on sale on board. CB and contactless payment possible

Day 7


End of your bike trip in Brittany after breakfast.

Essential Range

You want to enjoy your itinerary without anything fancy. Our ”essential” range offers a simple accommodation for a good night’s rest in a simple hotel, guesthouse, rest house or hostel.

Accommodation example
Hôtel de la Gare (Quimper) Hôtel du Port du Rhu Hôtel La Baie des Trépassés Hôtel du Port (Lesconil)

Starting from 945€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

Comfort Range

Our quality standard at Abicyclette. This type of accommodation includes 2 and 3 stars hotels. Depending on the itinerary, you might spend some nights in approved guesthouses. You enjoy a double bedroom with private bathroom and toilet and adapted welcome for you and your bikes.

Accommodation example
Hôtel de la Gare (Quimper) Hôtel du Port du Rhu Hôtel La Baie des Trépassés Hôtel du Port (Lesconil)

Starting from 1000€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

Privilege Range

Opt for total comfort in charming 3 and 4 star hotels which offer all the services you need and a special welcome for you and your bikes.

Quote on request | Contact us

Price includes

  • Accommodation: 6 nights in a Double room
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 1 dinner
  • Luggage transfer
  • Phone assistance 24/7
  • Access to our exclusive travel application to follow your route, inform you about places of interest, restaurants, facilitate your assistance in case of emergency, find all your travel documents and our practical advice.
  • Application fee
  • Taxes
  • The itinerary trackable on the following supports:
    • Loan of a Bicycle GPS uploaded with full itinerary of the trip
    • Cycling practical guide including topo maps, restaurant recommendations for lunch & dinner
  • Additional services included:
    • Day 1 : A personalized greeting with our team at the beginning of the trip to receive your travel documents
  • Price does not include

    • bike rental (see option)
    • Breakfast on day 1
    • Lunches
    • Dinners not included in "Price includes"
    • Drinks, visits & other personal expenses

    Homemade and fully tested itineraries
    • Routes selected for their cycling and touristic interest entirely tested and away from traffic
    • Accomodations selected for their hospitality, atmosphere, services and quality meals
    • A flexible organisation to suit you needs and wishes: You choose the date you want to you leave on! We check the availability of each accomodation to make sure it is possible.

    Close assistance
    • One of our guides greets you on your first day. He will hand out all the needed documents for the trip (hotel vouchers, maps of the area,GPS, practical guide), get you settled on your bikes (for rental bikes).
    • Phone assistance, you can reach the Abicyclette team whenever you need
    • A Luggage transfer service which respects your hours of rest (we pick them up after 10:00 and deliver them before 16:00)

    Follow your itinerary anyway you like – modern, practical, traditional

    appareil GPS TwoNav Cross

    • We loan you a GPS so that you can easily follow your itinerary without having to look for your way around (bike support included)
    • A practical cycling guide with all the useful information (addresses, highlights for the day, topo maps, and touristic information)


    You can also


    On our guided tours (for groups on demand), we accompany you every step of the way
    • One of our state qualified instructor and professional cycling guide accompanies you every step of the way
    • Full board (all meals covered unless asked otherwise)
    • A picnic buffet set up for lunch with a wide choice of fresh and local produce

    We offer a high-end bike rental service. Our bikes are suited for road and gravel road long-distance cycling. Fully equipped and highly reliable, they are faithful travel companions.


    With an autonomy of almost 120km, cycling has never been so easy!

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • 1 helmet
    • 1 back bag 20L (waterproof)
    • 1 front bag 4L with plastic map holder (waterproof)
    • 1 lock
    • 1 repair kit (patches, tube, tire lever)
    • 1 multi tools box
    • 1 pump
    • 1 bike computer
    • 1 bike water bottle

    Touring bike

    An upright and easy going position

    Mixed aluminum frame, telescopic fork. Straight handlebars. Disc brakes. Transmission Shimano 24 to 30 speeds.

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • 1 helmet
    • 1 back bag 20L (waterproof)
    • 1 front bag 4L with plastic map holder (waterproof)
    • 1 lock
    • 1 repair kit (patches, tube, tire lever)
    • 1 multi tools box
    • 1 pump
    • 1 bike computer
    • 1 bike water bottle
    Vélo Rando Abicyclette Voyages

    Trekking bike

    A layed out and dynamic position

    Mixed aluminum frame, telescopic fork. Straight handlebars. Disc brakes. Transmission Shimano 24 to 30 speeds.

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • 1 helmet
    • 1 back bag 20L (waterproof)
    • 1 front bag 4L with plastic map holder (waterproof)
    • 1 lock
    • 1 repair kit (patches, tube, tire lever)
    • 1 multi tools box
    • 1 pump
    • 1 bike computer
    • 1 bike water bottle
    Vélo Abicyclette Voyages

    Bike trailer

    Thule Chariot Cross 2
    Children’s trailers can only be rented for installation on one of our bikes.
    We do not provide this service on any other bike. There is too much risk of incompatibility and breakage.
    Por one or 2 children.
    Max child trailer load: 45kg.

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • 1 helmet (or 2 if 2 kids)
    • 1 inner tube
    • 1 bike water bottle (or 2)
    • Accessories on request: baby hammock. A padded hammock that supports baby’s sides and offers maximum stability (1 to 10 months). Use only the newborn hammock for walking.

    Children Bike

    Recommended bike size (to be confirmed when booking) :

    • 16 inches from 105cm to 120cm (or 6 to 7 years old)
    • 20 inches from 120cm to 135cm (or 7 to 10 years old)
    • 24 inches from 135cm to 145cm (or 10 to 12 years old)
    • SPORT XS bike (adult frame) from 145cm to 155cm (from age 10)

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • 1 helmet
    • 1 inner tube
    • 1 bike water bottle
    Vélo enfant 24 pouces pour vacances à vélo

    Getting here

    Departure city : QUIMPER

    Coming by car

    • at 5h30 from PARIS
    • at 5h30 from BORDEAUX
    • at 8h from LYON


    • Parking privé – Hôtel de la Gare
    • Parking Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny – QUIMPER

    Coming by train

    • Quimper train station - 3h30 from Paris

    Coming by plane

    • Quimper airport
    • Brest airport

    Arrival city : QUIMPER

    Coming by car

    • at 5h30 from PARIS
    • at 5h30 from BORDEAUX
    • at 8h from LYON

    Coming by train

    • Quimper train station - 3h30 from Paris

    Coming by plane

    • Quimper airport
    • Brest airport

    *Parking: Since many of our clients travel by train or plane, we do not include parking in our packages. In addition, many accommodations don’t have the capacity to park a vehicle for the duration of your cycling vacation. So if you’re planning to arrive by car, we suggest you check parking options when you make your reservation. If you reserve a parking space at the first or last accommodation of your stay, you must pay the accommodation provider on site.

    * Abicyclette Voyages accompanies you on demand, including transportation solutions.

    Recommended equipment


    • Hybrid Bike or Touring Bike or Gravel Bike
    • 18 to 30-speed transmission
    • 26- to 29-inch wheels
    • Tires: 35 to 42 section, reinforced against punctures
    • Disc brakes recommended
    • 2 bottle cages
    • Bell
    • Front and rear lighting

    Clothing and equipment

    • Helmet (supplied with bike rental unless otherwise specified locally)
    • 1 bike mount for smartphone to use the mobile route planner application
    • Suitable cycling clothing:
      • bib, shorts or tights: elastic and breathable, to facilitate movement and wick away perspiration
      • Breathable T-shirts, synthetic or merino wool
      • Breathable windbreaker
    • Thermal or fleece jacket
    • Waterproof jacket
    • 1 pair of sunglasses
    • 1 pair of cycling shoes
    • 1 backpack or 1 or 2 carrier bags
    • 1 or 2 water bottles (supplied with bike rental in France)
    • 1 lock (supplied with bike rental)
    • Technical details, recommended by the team for optimum comfort:
      • 1 pair of gloves or mittens, depending on season and destination
      • Padded bib (chamois)
      • High-visibility vest or fluorescent belt
      • Neck warmer and cap

    Bike maintenance

    • Emergency repair kit: 2 or 3 inner tubes, patches, pump, tire levers, multi-tools
    • Maintenance kit: rag, oil, brake pads


    • A suitcase for your belongings carried in the vehicle (limited to one per person)
    • Street clothes
    • 1 pair of evening shoes
    • Fleece jacket for the evening
    • Toiletry bag
    • Telephone and charger

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